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Westchase Clinic Opening Day Was All Treats, No Tricks

On Oct. 31, Kelsey-Seybold celebrated the spooky holiday with the much-anticipated opening of its Westchase Clinic. Patients were welcomed to the new clinic with complimentary refreshments and Halloween-themed giveaways in addition to sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and miniature first-aid kits. It was double the fun with Halloween and opening day festivities occurring together. “I’m happy to be here today and even happier to serve this community. I know many people have been looking forward to the opening of this clinic,” said Shannon Patilla, Clinic Administrator, Westchase Clinic.

Sabrina Fleary, Social Media Manager, welcomed Ayan Daramsis and Kirsten Daramsis to the Halloween-themed Westchase Clinic lobby on opening day.

Focused on providing care for the community

The new 22,500-square-foot clinic is located at 11284 Westheimer Road, just west of Wilcrest Drive. Westchase Clinic offers convenient care to patients living in Westchase, Briargrove, Royal Oaks, Alief, and Memorial areas.

“It’s nice to have a clinic in this busy area. It will provide access to patients who live close by,” said Shelley Li, MD, Managing Physician, Westchase Clinic.

Westchase Clinic is located on Westheimer Road, just west of Wilcrest Drive.

Dr. Li has been with Kelsey-Seybold for nine years, previously working at The Vintage Clinic. She believes Westchase Clinic will benefit the community by offering “high-quality care that Kelsey-Seybold is known for, plus access to our specialties, laboratory services, and pharmacy.”

Ngoc Pham, Manager of Retail Pharmacy, celebrated the opening of Westchase Clinic, which has an on-site Kelsey Pharmacy, X-ray, ultrasound, and 3D mammography.

Providers ready to care for Westchase patients

“It’s a great feeling to see the clinic finally open. I’m really proud to be one of the doctors here,” said Jordan Fein, DPM, Podiatry. “I hope it opens up more access to care for the people living in this community.”

The first pediatric patient of the day and his mother, Summer Turner, are already loyal Kelsey-Seybold patients. While the Tanglewood Clinic had been their home clinic, Summer discovered that the Westchase Clinic is just two minutes away from her office building. “I trust Kelsey-Seybold, and I feel comfortable going to see a provider at any location,” Summer said.

Meghan Ruger, Social Media Specialist, handed out candy to the first patient of the day and his mother, Summer Turner, in the Westchase lobby after a pediatric visit.
Akosua Appea, RN; Lauren Tiernan, RN, BSN, Nursing Supervisor I; Danielle Turner, RN, Nursing Supervisor; and Kameran Bryant-Azubogu, Certified Medical Assistant II, waited for patients before the clinic opened.

Shannon Patilla wants to ensure that Westchase Clinic provides a welcoming environment for all patients. “We definitely want to continue our culture of excellent customer service, friendliness, and kindness to everyone. When you walk into the Spencer R. Berthelsen Main Campus, there’s a positive vibe and we want Westchase Clinic to be an extension of that here in this community,” said Shannon.

Providers and staff celebrated the opening day at Westchase Clinic. From left to right: Kelli Lynch Martinez, LVN III; Shannon Patilla, Clinic Administrator; Lauren Tiernan, RN, BSN, Nursing Supervisor; Kimberly Keener-Seymore, Patient Service Center Supervisor; Kimberly Nathan-Marsh, Patient Service Technician II; Ngoc Pham, Manager of Retail Pharmacy; Shelley Li, MD, Managing Physician; Hina Usman, MD, Family Medicine; Meagan Zeigenbein, Senior Director of Ambulatory Clinics; Carla Franklin-McQueen, Director of Ambulatory Care; Akosua Appea, RN; Brandon Scott, Admin Coordinator; Hulya Bal, LVN III; Kameran Bryant, Certified Medical Assistant II; Allyssa Rose, RN; Anolina Ketchens-Zuluaga, Certified Medical Assistant II; Marina Hernandez, Ambulatory Services Rep II; and Estela Gonzalez, Per Diem Ambulatory Services Representative II.

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